CSCR (a unit of inStem, Bengaluru) a collaboration between Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Christian Medical College, Vellore. Its aim is to use stem cell science to better understand human diseases and ultimately develop cell based therapies from some of them.


The Centre for Stem Cell Research is supported by the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It exists to develop translational research with stem cells. This will include basic research, animal models for diseases and human clinical trials.


  • To have scientific faculty involved in basic research that will have translational potential, mostly with adult stem cells at present.
  • To develop a training program for students and scientists who will contribute to the manpower required for this field in the country.
  • To develop cellular and animal models of diseases to test hypothesis generated from our understanding of stem cell biology.
  • To do clinical trials with stem cells produced under current good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions.